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January 2010

Kowarekake no Orgol

I’ve wanted to know what this series was ever since I picked up my first Megami issue (which was, admittedly not too long ago). Furawaa is just too cute. So, I looked but never found the correct title. Until today. So I fished out the first OVA. I was thrilled. Infact, it was better than most professionally done anime I’ve seen in a long time! That’s right I said it. It can’t be unsaid. However, I really watched impulsively because the trailer always implied that on the beach… well. I can’t really ruin it for those that STILL haven’t seen it (by now it could be considered, in Comiket years, fairly old) but I cried. Why? Well I didn’t (slowpoke) quite understand the ending. But it’s pretty hard to misinterpret. Still, if you have seen the OVA and would like to please enlighten me and tell me that what I think happens to the sweet, sweet loli doesn’t happen, I’d love you forever.

Now I would like to tell everyone who reads this to go out and watch it. It’s only thirty minutes and is possibly one of the best animated doujin episode I’ve ever seen.

You can watch the trailer here.

[c77] Alternative Ending – Everlasting Snow

Of course I wanted to listen to this and give it a review as soon as I heard Alternative Ending (aka miko) had their own album. I mean, this is the first time miko has produced her own solo thing, right? (Well, probably not entirely, you know what I mean) and since I do practically everything else miko-related.

Also, this review is half-dedicated to MrThou, where ever you are~
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Comiket 77 Reviews Update

Okay, okay. It just occurred to me that Comiket has been over for like a week and I haven’t even touched an album. I haven’t looked for them. Hell, I just downloaded Umineko Motion Graphic 6 last night. That’s usually the first thing I go for! Well, in any case that IS awesome. I’ve just been busy. At school/work, watching anime (I’m actually doing it! I never watch anime!), and working on a small VN short story. All this, bundled with Doujinstlye being down when I actually did want to review the albums, has made me forgotten/not care about reviewing them. But never fear!

I’ll try to review something tonight If possible. I’ve picked out a bunch that sound interesting. But most likely, they’ll never make it as far to the site. I dislike writing reviews during the week but seeing as everything I watch comes out at the end of the week (Kimi ni Todoke, Okamikakushi, Inuyasha: Kanketsu-hen, Durararararararararara!!) I should have nothing to do but this. In theory. So, this is just a heads up. I haven’t really forgotten or decided to put it off.

Okamikakushi First Episode Blurb

It took my six hours but I finally watched the first episode of Okamikakushi (I refuse to spell it, correct or not, with two o’s). I guess I shouldn’t say finally. The first episode only came out yesterday sorta, right? I wasn’t expecting subs until the end of the weekend, at the earliest.

I actually haven’t played the game and I’d have not ever given the slightest care when it first came out asides from involving two prominent forces, both of which I love (evident if you followed my blog when it first was created or follow it now in it’s later life).

So, I really didn’t have high expectations going into this episode. Because I watched this over the span of a few hours, I can’t really rate my enjoyment. Was I bored? Well no. I guess not. I don’t find the characters to particularly interesting in any case. Isuzu didn’t annoy me but didn’t delight me by being totally cute. However, if I notice a negative backlash to her character I will probably latch on to her. I like the under-appreciated, less liked characters. Usually. The episode preview shows she might be able to serious up. If that’s the case, I’ll probably like her the best. Mana was pretty cute too. I might enjoy her more if she doesn’t just become helpless-imouto foil who only serves to fuel what looks like a bad-touch brother relationship. Because I sort of got those vibes from Hiroshi (okay, maybe not bad-touch exactly…). Hiroshi doesn’t stand out to me. He’s just apathetic. Sort of. He just seems disinterested. They ALL do. Which brings us to Kaname. She was okay. Less energetic and tiring than Isuzu but boring as hell. Well, it’s only the first episode. And lastly, Nemuru. Who I bet will become a fan favourite next to Okami-girl? Perhaps. Kuudere are always popular right? Well I hate popular but that aside, I just do not like kuudere and do not like her. I just don’t. I’ll say it right now. I’m hoping the plot isn’t as predictable as I’m thinking.

Music wise is where I pay most attention, of course. I’m a little disappointed that the OP and ED were so underwhelming. They were both good just not spectacularly awesome. I preferred the ED but as I watch, if I continue of course, they’ll probably grow on me. I assume Yuki Kajiura was doing the bgm? It sounded like her stuff. I really liked that at least. Can not wait for the OST.

I guess that’s all I have to say. Just thought I post something. If I find anything else subbed tonight, I might do another blurb but don’t hold your breath.